Monday, November 12, 2007

50 Novels to Read This Year: March 24, 2008 - March 24, 2009

A list about books? Isn't this supposed to be a blog devoted entirely to the various encompassing aspects of cinema? Well, the answer to that question is "Why, yes of course. But that doesn't mean I can't try something a little different to spice things up." Plus, the few readers that actually visit this blog are probably getting bored by re-reading the same old medicore film reviews. I've recently rekindled my love for literature and decided to put off watching films religiously (blashpemous, I know) in favor of catching up some literature. Not to mention I seem to have burned myself out watching on average three films a day and nothing seems to interest me anymore. So, with further delay, I present to you dear reader a list of 50 pieces of literature that I plan on reading throughout the year. If you have any suggestions for me please don't hesitate to let me know what essential works I should devote my time to. This list is in no particular order and is subject to change.

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel garcia Marquez
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Bottoms by Landsdale
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
The Brothers Karamazov
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Corrections by Jonathan Frazen
A Streetcar Named Desire by Williams
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Life of Pi
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Kavalier and Clay
The Zero by Jess Walter
East of Eden by John Steinback
Crime and Punishment
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle
Me Talk Pretty One Day
The Plague by Camus
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
La Debacle by Emile Zola
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Bloodsucking Fiends
More than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
To Marry Medus by Theodore Sturgeon

6 comments:

Justine said...

Awesome idea, I've tried returning to the literature a few times, but I always fail. Don't let me be an example though. I highly recommend reading The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and La Debacle (I think the English translation is something like the Surrender) by Emile Zola.

Jason said...

I know exactly what you mean. With such a slow attention span and not being particular literaure savvy, I have a tendency to start and then abruptly put them down. Thanks Rouge, I'll be adding those titles to the list.

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